Why are parrots apparently able to talk?

Why are parrots apparently able to talk?

Budgerigars, conures, amazons, african greys or macaws, one of the most endearing features of parrots is there inherent ability to imitate a wide variety sounds and even “talk” back to us. We love to hear their clever mimicry and sometimes cheeky...
10 tips to give your parrot his 5-a-day

10 tips to give your parrot his 5-a-day

Is your pet bird living on pre-packaged meals? Providing your parrot with a balanced and varied nutrition is essential for its health and well-being. A diet of seed and water alone does not provide sufficient nutrients. Packaged foods may claim to contain all your...
How to Clean your Bird Cage

How to Clean your Bird Cage

A group of youngsters at the Goodwin Community Center in Springfield, Pennsylvania were researching how to look after the community parakeet and found this list of very useful resources on a commercial cleaning company website.  Their mentor, Nancy Hopeck, sent us the...
Is your parrot a Bradley Wiggins fan?

Is your parrot a Bradley Wiggins fan?

Keeping your parrot fit and healthy is one of the main responsibilities of ownership and giving your bird plenty of exercise out of the cage is an important factor in maintaining its physical and mental health. The bird experts at Montana have come up with a...
Does your pet parrot know where he lives?

Does your pet parrot know where he lives?

Teaching your pet parrot to talk can be an amusing and rewarding experience, but it requires both patience and persistence on the part of the bird’s owner. Simple words and phrases are the usual vocabulary for most pet birds, but this lady obviously went to...
Be careful if you teach your parrot to talk!

Be careful if you teach your parrot to talk!

What next? A parrot ordering pizza?   This is all part of some zany PR stunt by phone manufacturer Gigaset.  Until 9th May, you can talk to the parrot (actually one of three parrots) live via their facebook page. You may not get the most stimulating conversation but...
Parrots for Christmas?

Parrots for Christmas?

Parrots can be great additions to the family or wonderful companions for people living alone. But are they really suitable as Christmas gifts or at any other time or year? Sadly, like many pets bought as Christmas presents, many parrots end up unwanted, uncared for...

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